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Cafe Kjós

Kaffi Kjós is located in the southern slope of Meðalfell where you can enjoy local refreshments in a homey environment. Grocery store, restaurant and bar.

Open daily 1st May - 31st August. Also open at Easter and weekends in April, September, October and November.

Cafe Kjós

Meðalfellsvegi í Kjós

GPS Points N64° 18' 45.634" W21° 33' 59.303"
Opening period 01/05 - 31/08
Service Open in the summer Coffe shop Restaurant Tourist information center Internet access Grocery store Handy craft for sale Bar

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Staupasteinn

A goblet-shaped rock and popular resting place for tourists. Close to Hvammsvik on the old national road around Whale Fjord.

An elf by the name of Staupa-Steinn has his home in this rock. Not everyone can see him. He is described as having long hair, a beard and being a kind, gentle man who loves to play ball with children who are picnicking in the area.

Beautiful view. Protected since 1974.

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Meðalfellsvatn lake

Meðalfellsvatn Lake is a good place for bird watching. The Great Northern Diver nests by the lake, while Harlequin Ducks are attracted in great numbers by gnats and by the larvae at the bottom of the river Bugða in the early spring. Meðalfellsvatn Lake has always been popular for trout fishing and sometimes even salmon fishing. The waterways of Bugða and Laxá are home to all of Iceland´s freshwater fish: salmon, trout, char, eel and stickleback.

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Þórufoss Waterfall

Þórufoss waterfall is in the river Laxá in Kjós which is renowned for its healthy population of Atlantic salmon. Þórufoss is known to freeze over in the wintertime. It´s easy to walk to the waterfall from the parking lot which is located right next to road nr. 48.

The waterfall was a shooting location for HBO's Game of Thrones as the home of the Children of the Forest

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Whale Fjord

Whale Fjord (Hvalfjord) is 30km long and 84m deep.

Whale Fjord was the site of much British and US military activity during World War II. Some ruins from this period can still be seen in the fjord.

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